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Over the years we’ve had the good fortune to develop relationships with several artisans and suppliers who meet our high standards of accuracy, quality, and reliability. Most of them don’t confine themselves to La Belle Compagnie’s time and place, but all of them have been helpful and enthusiastic, and willing to work with us to make or find items that meet Compagnie specifications.

Freelance Academy Press, distributors of 1381:The Peel Affinity

The list below notes the categories of items that each of them has supplied to our members.

  • Albion Swords Albion Swords, Ltd, 421 Second Street, PO Box 66, New Glarus, WI 53574; 1-888-806-4356
  • High end sword replicas.
  • Armour & Castings in the Ukraine; beathan [at]
  • Metal castings with a plating capability, some models not designed for authentic construction.
  • Billy & Charlie’s Finest Pewter Goods  Marianne Hansen & Robert MacPherson, 21B E. Circular Ave, Paoli, PA 19301
  • Fine pewter dress accessories cast in stone moulds.
  • Daegrad Tools Dennis Riley, Daegrad Tools, 327 Coleford Road, Darnall, Sheffield S9 5NF England
  • Replica tools for many crafts.
  • Freelance Academy Press, Inc.
  • Excellent selection of books on a variety of medieval topics and home to THE PEEL AFFINITY
  • Gaukler Medieval Wares Mark Shier, 1052 Amphion St.Victoria B.C. V8S 4G3Canada; 250.595.1104
  • Replica jewelry and dress accessories and small items; does custom work.
  • Gode Erthe Pottes Simon de Okewode aka Glenn Herbert, Box 83, Ouaquaga, NY 13826; 607.655.1376
  • Household stoneware products.
  • Historic Enterprises Jeff Hedgecock & Gwen Nowrick, 17228 Voorhees Lane, Ramona, Ca 92065-7109; 760.789.2299
  • Basic clothing for men, some some for women; stock and custom high-quality armor; table linens; some general goods.
  • Herugrim John Heinz, 611 Cafferty Road, Upper Black Eddy, Pa 18972; 610.847.8535
  • Blacksmith, custom ironwork and replica tools.
  • Lorifactor LORIFACTOR Łukasz i Katarzyna Lewandowscy s.c., 95-030 Rzgów, Gadka Stara ul. Lucerniana 68 (Poland);; Mobile: +48 515-127-880
  • Metal castings with a plating capability, astonishing military girdles.
  • Magick Badger Ironworks Brock the Badger aka Mike Cardiff;
  • Blacksmithing.
  • MATULS Przy Skarpie 10E/11, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
  • Another excellent Polish site for camp goods and Gambesons.
  • Tod’s Stuff  Tods Workshops Ltd, Willow Bank, 55 Rack End, Standlake, Witney, Oxon, OX29 7SA England
  • High quality reproductions of knives, daggers, crossbows and other items.
  • Thatpotteryguy
  • Accurate, quality reproductions of period pottery.
  • Wasson Artistry
  • Excellent reproduction armor by Jeff Wasson.


Here are  links to the Middle Ages on the Web. It is an eclectic selection ranging from the literary to the archaeological. The common feature (besides some aspect of the Middle Ages) is the fact that we consider these sites to be superior sources. May you find them as useful and interesting as we have.

Academic Sites

Archaeology & Artifacts Sites

Living History Groups (various periods)

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